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Posted: 16 April 2005 06:24 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Okay last night I talked about diet.  I’m interested in what you think I meant, and how diet plays into your life.

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Posted: 16 April 2005 07:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Health, performance, longevity.

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Posted: 18 April 2005 05:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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If you eat pizza right before CrossFit, you WILL be sorry!

Seriously, You can really tell you’re eating healthy by your performance. When I finish a workout feeling like I could do more, I know I fed my body well.

If you’re going to put forth the effort to bust your butt doing CrossFit, then your diet has to coincide with your exercise. There’s no point in working out if you’re going to continue to eat crap food every day.

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Posted: 18 April 2005 06:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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crap food :oops:

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Posted: 18 April 2005 08:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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IM NOT THE BEST AT IT BUT, I LOOK AT DIET AS PUTTING THE RIGHT FUEL IN YOUR MOTOR (BODY) IF YOU FILL UP WITH FUEL THAT IS FULL OF ADDITIVES YOUR CAR RUNS LIKE SH…..! SO WHY WOULDN’T YOUR BODY???? IM GETTIN IT.

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Posted: 18 April 2005 03:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Diet’s suck. Best to just eat the good stuff to the point where you can smell the salt while walking down the chip aisle in Stater Bros. Anyone have a simiilar experience?

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Posted: 18 April 2005 04:44 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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The word ‘diet’ is such warped word.  Everyone is ‘on a diet’ when all a diet is, is what you eat.  On that note my diet could be much better, but at least i now occasionally can eat vegetables.

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Posted: 19 April 2005 03:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Diet is a four letter word. Fuel is a good way to look at food. Do you want the engine running on crap or on the good stuff?

But, changes I make to my eating habits have to be motivated by something other than what’s good for me, because many a time I have looked at something and thought “That’s not good for me” and then ate it. I’m not sure I have found a hundred percent motivation to eat better. It’s really just a matter of doing it but I am not all the way there yet.

Two things I have noticed in my habits - meat looks REALLY good now. When I go to the cafeteria, I am not trolling the cookie aisle or the dessert refrigerator. Well, sometimes I do drool over the fruit tarts.

I’m trolling for protein. It’s not even a question any more it’s just what I crave. The meals come with side dishes. I often choose a starchy side and then eat maybe 2 or three bites and toss the rest after I finish the meat. Last week I asked for an extra meat portion! LOL. Cost me 5 bucks extra. Won’t be doing that again.

Next step in my plan is to start choosing the green veggies instead of the carbs.

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Posted: 19 April 2005 03:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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You are right Laura It seems that is kind of rolls on itself- you are
wanting/needing healthier foods to fuel a healthy lifestyle.  I find that
I crave better foods all the time. Also I know how bad I feel when i go off dramatically, a big bowl of pasta or real sugar… makes me feel so badly afterward that it is just not worth it !

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Posted: 19 April 2005 03:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Couple of interesting questions.

Can a person who is overweight be fit?

Why is it so hard to eat right?

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Posted: 19 April 2005 04:52 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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1) Fit is relative. (IMO)

A person who is overweight (me, for instance) can be FITTER than they were when they weighed less (me, in high school, for instance).

2) Why is is hard to do anything? I don’t know if there is an answer to that. The thing we want *right now* is usually more appealing than the effect of not having that thing because the benefit is usually not immediate. That’s about as close as I can come to an explanation.

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Posted: 19 April 2005 04:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Why is it so hard to eat right?
  I believe that it isn’t hard at all…people just make it that way because they are lazy and undisciplined…It’s not like grocery stores stock nothing but bad food….and it used to be discouraging when you were hungry and you wanted to eat and all there was at the time was a fast food joint….but even now they all have something healthy to eat….

Can a person who is overweight be fit?
  Well I think that depends on what you think overweight is…A good example of an overweight person who is fit could be Sumo Wrestlers…yeah they may not have the stamina and endurance and speed of people who weigh less than them….but they still workout and they eat very healthy portions…Large portions but very healthy none the less.  Powerlifters are another example….you look at a guy on the street and think man that guy is fat….look at the gut on that guy….then One day you go into a gym and see him powerlifting 500 lbs over his head or whatever….your perception changes cause you’re like WOW…that guy is fit….of course then you can ask yourself what being fit is? and there is plenty of debate on that question…I guess it’s just your perception of such questions…

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Posted: 19 April 2005 04:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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That’s a good start Laura, but I think there is still more to those questions.

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Posted: 19 April 2005 05:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Can a person who is overweight be fit? Absolutely. I’m a prime example. I’m still overweight, but I could outdo any of the kids I work with in a CrossFit workout, and they all weigh far less than me. And some of them even go to the (whisper) gym!

Why is it so hard to eat right? Because we are a society of convenience and most convenient food is bad for you. Sugar is more addictive than Heroin (proven fact) and everything has sugar in it. Most people have very little will power, because it’s HARD to deny yourself something. This is an instant gratification world we live in, and people think they deserve to have whatever they want whenever they want it. They’ll worry about the consequences later. When they’re old and broken and it’s too late.

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Posted: 19 April 2005 05:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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I’m sure there’s more…most of it will come out as excuses from me.  :oops:

Rogue Dawg lays it on the line by saying folks are lazy, but then you’d have to concede that eating healthy takes an effort, ie is harder than eating poorly, and that means you can’t say it’s not hard.

*head spins*

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Posted: 19 April 2005 06:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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actually I disagree about it being harder…healthy food is just as easy to come across as bad food…  if not easier…it’s not like you can never find the produce section in the grocery store….Like they have it hidden in a little cubby hole or something…I have a harder time looking for pickled eggs and pigs feet ( mmm delicious ) more than I do looking for tomatoes and cucumbers and squash and what not…

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